Science Fiction Evolution
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?
One Small Step
The concept for the Aspire Mirror was influenced by tales of shape shifting from Ghanaian tale of Anansi the spider, movies like Transformers and the presence of emotional devices like the empathy box and mood organ in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Phillip Dick's future world made me reflect on the role of empathy in our present world.
The idea of Mercerism facilitated through the empathy box was to induce empathy so humanity might be more compassionate. The Aspire Mirror projects quotes and faces that are meant to induce reflection on other ideals such as
- Oneness with nature
- Self Actualization
- Half-silvered mirror
- Dell Monitor
- Logitech Web Camera (Carl Zeiss Tessar)
- Wooden mount for mirror and screen
- Wooden riser for mirror and screen
Aspire Mirror Setup